John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
At this time of year, colds and flu become very common. Purchase cough medicine, Tylennol, cough drops, Pepto Bismal, Vick's Vapor Rub and hope that nothing comes your way that will require you to need these things. Bed rest is very important. Too much activity while being sick, could weaken you. As you start to recover, take short walks to strengthen your lung power. Eat light foods so your body will not have to work that hard to digest your food intake. Soups and yogurt are good foods to enjoy. Rice can be a soft food. Drink plenty of fluids. Buttered toast can be a soft food as can hard boiled eggs. Oatmeal is very excellent for colds and flu. The main thing is to relax and enjoy yourself. Don't worry about these things if you don't have to. Have a wonderful and happy day.